The Best Places to Buy Plus Size Active Wear


Sure, you know exercise is important for managing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) but it can be hard to move it when you don’t have stylish or comfortable workout clothes to wear. Well, don’t sweat it. Here’s some of the best places to shop for plus size active wear that will make you want to hit the gym and get moving now!

Layne Bryant

A brand known for its plus size and affordable fashionable clothing, Layne Bryant also offers a variety of plus size active wear.

Reebok has partnered with the plus size line offering popular fitness wear options for curvy girls. Shop here for exercise tops, pants, and skirts. Don’t miss their Cacique sport bras in a variety of colors and styles. I was amazed to find a plus size tennis dress online that gets me lots of compliments on the court.


Renowned for their customer service, Nordstrom offers plus size women a great selection of fashionable plus size active wear in store and on-line. This includes tops, jackets, shorts, leggings and shirts from Nike and the popular Zella line. Be sure to look for steep discounts (up to half off) during their infamous half-yearly and anniversary sales. Shop on line and get free shipping and free returns. Likewise, shop their outlet store, Nordstrom Rack for a limited number of plus size active wear at steep discounts.


From the gym to the beach and in between, Athleta has it covered with comfortable clothing for most sizes.

Shop their 100 stores or on-line to find stylish yoga wear, leggings, tops, sport bras, skorts, and even everyday dresses and bathing suits with cover ups. Athleta promises you’ll “sweat with confidence” with their brand new fabric with unstinkable technology. How do they do it? Natural silver salts give the fabric lasting antimicrobial protection.

This is great if you want to workout and wear your outfit all day. Use their online sorting feature to quickly find items in your size and color.


This reliable and favorite store offers active wear for plus size women. Online at you can find affordable and cute plus size clothing with Target’s C9 Champion line, as well as the new Tulah brand. Shop here for tops, leggings, jackets, shorts, sport bras, and socks.

Lands’ End

This popular catalog company now offers an extensive selection of active wear for plus size women. Shop Lands’ End for skirts, yoga pants, leggings and capris, as well as tees and tops. Workout pants have control top features that include mesh panels in the waistband and hips that smooth your shape and provides comfort without being too restricting. Their newly redesigned moisture wicking fabric claims to compresses more, and has better stretch and recovery. Not sure about what style to get? Lands’ End customer service representatives are there to help.

Look for their sales, which are frequent, especially their friends and family 30% off discount.

Old Navy

Old Navy offers a limited yet affordable selection of plus size active wear in their stores and online. Shop here for inexpensive tees, hoodies, pants, tanks, jackets, and sport bras. Browse their weekly ad for bonus bucks and extra savings.


Torrid offers clothing in sizes 12 to 24 and now carries a trendy active wear selection (leopard leggings anyone?) in its stores and online. Offering “workout wear with killer style”, Torrid’s lightweight moisture wicking fabric keeps you cool and comfortable. 

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